Preserve Your Pedicure
There's nothing worse than spending precious time polishing your toenails only to have the results smudged by your shoes. The best way to prolong the life of your pedicure is to be patient. Allow polish to dry thoroughly (about 30 minutes) before putting on socks or closed shoes -- for instance, slip on flip-flops and carry on with your day while your toes dry.
If you go to the beach, protect nails from abrasive sand with a chip-resistant topcoat like Barielle Manicure Extender. Chlorinated pools can also wear away even the toughest polishes. Reapply the clear topcoat every few days.